There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.

Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. When you need treatment for cancer, you have a lot to learn and think about. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. But, talking with your doctor and learning about the types of treatment you may have can help you feel more in control.

UAMS Programs

Infusion Centers

UAMS has two infusion centers offering personalized care to patients receiving chemotherapy and other cancer-related treatments.

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Radiation Oncology Center

Our specialists at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center offer the most advanced radiation therapy for adults and children.

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Blood and Marrow Transplantation

The UAMS Cancer Institute continues to uncover scientific advances that translate into therapy.

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Types of Cancer Treatment

This content is provided by the National Cancer Institute

  • Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system.

    Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system.

  • Precision Medicine

    Precision Medicine

    Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease.

  • Stem Cell Transplants

    Stem Cell Transplants

    Stem cell transplants are procedures that restore blood-forming stem cells in people who have had theirs destroyed by the very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy that are used to treat certain cancers.

  • Hormone Therapy

    Hormone Therapy

    Hormone therapy falls into two broad groups, those that block the body’s ability to produce hormones and those that interfere with how hormones behave in the body.

  • Targeted Therapy

    Precison Medicine

    Targeted therapy is the foundation of precision medicine. It is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in cancer cells that help them grow, divide, and spread.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy to Treat Cancer

    Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. At low doses, radiation is used in x-rays to see inside your body, as with x-rays of your teeth or broken bones.

  • Surgery

    Surgery to treat Cancer

    Surgery, when used to treat cancer, is a procedure in which a surgeon removes cancer from your body. Surgeons are medical doctors with special training in surgery.